Susan Bradley

Contributing Writer

Susan Bradley has been patching since before the Code Red/Nimda days and remembers exactly where she was when SQL slammer hit (trying to buy something on eBay and wondering why the Internet was so slow). She writes the Patch Watch column for Askwoody.com, is a moderator on the PatchManagement.org listserve, and writes a column of Windows security tips for CSOonline.com. In real life, she’s the IT wrangler at her firm, Tamiyasu, Smith, Horn and Braun, where she manages a fleet of Windows servers, Microsoft 365 deployments, Azure instances, desktops, a few Macs, several iPads, a few Surface devices, several iPhones and tries to keep patches up to date on all of them. In addition, she provides forensic computer investigations for the litigation consulting arm of the firm. She blogs at https://www.askwoody.com/tag/patch-lady-posts/ and is on twitter at @sbsdiva. She lurks on Twitter and Facebook, so if you are on Facebook with her, she really did read what you posted. She has a SANS/GSEC certification in security and prefers Heavy Duty Reynolds wrap for her tinfoil hat.

Azure Security Benchmark v2: What you need to know

Preparing for Flash and Office 2010 end-of-life

Preparing for Flash and Office 2010 end-of-life

The imminent end of Microsoft's support for Adobe Flash is a good excuse to see what other end-of-life applications running on your Windows network could leave you vulnerable.

Tips to prep for digital forensics on Windows networks

Tips to prep for digital forensics on Windows networks

Know what data you need to collect and how you will collect it before a security incident occurs on your Windows network.

Microsoft's Zerologon vulnerability fix: What admins need to know

Microsoft's Zerologon vulnerability fix: What admins need to know

Microsoft patched its Netlogon Remote Protocol to prevent Zerologon exploits, but a second update is coming in February. Here's what you need to do now to prepare.

New Microsoft 365 defaults, Application Guard beta add email protections

New Microsoft 365 defaults, Application Guard beta add email protections

Microsoft has made it harder for attackers to redirect email responses or leverage malicious attachments. Here's how to review the impact these new features will have on your business.

4 top vulnerabilities ransomware attackers exploited in 2020

4 top vulnerabilities ransomware attackers exploited in 2020

As more employees work from home, attackers have more endpoints to target. These unpatched vulnerabilities in remote access tools and Windows makes their job easier.

How to optimize Windows event logging to better investigate attacks

How to optimize Windows event logging to better investigate attacks

The default event logging in Windows 10 won't give you enough information to properly conduct intrusion forensics. These settings and tools will help you collect the needed log data.

How to secure vulnerable printers on a Windows network

How to secure vulnerable printers on a Windows network

Attackers look for unsecured printers as a point of access. Find them before they do. Here's how.

How to do remote deployments of Windows systems securely

How to do remote deployments of Windows systems securely

Windows 10 provides a few options including Autopilot and AppLocker to securely and remotely deploy Windows devices and harden them against attack.

4 best practices for managing and tracking SSL and TLS certificates

4 best practices for managing and tracking SSL and TLS certificates

Do you know what SSL protocols you expose to your users? Are your settings optimized for security? Have you properly deprecated older TLS certs? Here's what you need to know.

8 steps to protecting login credentials

8 steps to protecting login credentials

Follow this advice to help users and network admins to better protect login credentials to corporate systems.

Latest Microsoft Windows security update options explained

Latest Microsoft Windows security update options explained

New features might require you to change current update policies, especially if you're supporting more remote workers.

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